With the pastoral care and counseling degree, you’ll expand your leadership
capabilities and learn to combine advanced counseling methods with your ministry
to improve the lives of those who are struggling with a variety of challenges
including mental illness.
What will you be taught?
Gain the skills necessary to utilise theological principles in pastoral care and
Promote spiritual, emotional, physical and mental wholeness through bible-
Grasp advanced counseling techniques
Learn to identify diversities in both clinical and biblical counseling theories
Where can you use these skills?
Christian family services
Church counseling centers
How will you use these skills in your careers?
As a graduate, you can look for a variety of jobs in churches, mental health and
counseling centers, substance abuse treatment centers and chaplaincies.
What will you be able to do in your new jobs?
Provide Bible-based counseling and guidance to couples and families
Combine advanced counseling methods with ministry skills to develop churches and faith-based organisations.
Administer pastoral counseling to individuals, couples and groups.
Which university is offering this programme?
Southeastern University, a Christ-centred institution based in Florida in the US, is partnering with Christian Halls to offer this programme in East Africa. Click here to visit the Southeastern University website to know more.
What are the admission requirements?
High school transcripts (C grade or better)
Curriculum vitae (CV or resume)
National identification document
ACT or SAT scores (optional)
What are the programme details?
In this graduate programme, you will be equipped and empowered in pastoral care
and counseling skills in order to give strategic support to any church and faith-
The courses included in the degree are listed below. Note that courses are not listed in the order they are taken. To read more about each course, please visit the SEU online catalog here.
Master of Science in Pastoral Care and Counseling (36 hours)